If you wish to protect the data which visitors submit on your Internet site, you'll need an SSL certificate. The abbreviation stands for Secure Sockets Layer and that's a protocol employed to encode any info exchanged between a website and its users as to guarantee that even if an unauthorized person intercepts any data, they shall not be able to read or use it in any way. The current level of encryption makes it practically impossible to decrypt the authentic content, so if you have a login form of some sort or you offer services and products online and clients submit credit card info, using an SSL certificate will be a guarantee that the information is secure. Typically a dedicated IP address is required to install an SSL, which will increase the cost to maintain your Internet site. The additional expense may matter if you run a small web store, a non-profit organization or any other entity which does not generate a big revenue, so to save you the funds, our cloud web hosting platform supports installing an SSL certificate on a shared server IP address, not a dedicated one.
Shared SSL IP in Cloud Hosting
A shared IP could be employed for any SSL certificate, no matter if you buy it from us or from a different vendor and regardless of the cloud hosting package you have on our end. If you obtain the SSL from us, you shall find this option on the certificate order page within your hosting Control Panel where you can also take full advantage of the 1-click automatic configuration option that we offer you. If the latter is selected inside the SSL order wizard, our system will install and set up everything for you through the specifically configured server shared IP, therefore once you acquire and approve the SSL, there will not be anything else to do on your end. You'll be able to save the money you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall function in the same exact way, so any data which the visitors submit shall be encrypted. The sole difference is that if you type the shared IP instead of your domain name in an Internet browser, the website will not show up.
Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You could use a shared IP for an SSL purchased through us or through any other supplier with any of our Linux semi-dedicated packages. The setup is quite basic and if you get the certificate from our company, you can also take full advantage of our SSL wizard where with only several clicks you could choose the SSL to be installed automatically for the specific domain name or subdomain on the shared IP address that is configured to be used for this specific purpose. This option will save you time and work given that you'll not have to do anything after you approve the SSL through e-mail, not mentioning the funds you shall save for the IP address on a monthly basis. Your site shall be protected and any client will feel certain that their information will be protected given that using a shared IP address does not influence the adequate operation of the certificate and the sole difference from using a dedicated one is that the IP can't be used as a URL to access your Internet site.